This canoe has upgraded internal felt skid plates, a $130 value. The lead photo is a stock photo. This Seneca is an outfitter edition which is the standard ultralight plus a "belly band" (extra fabric in the chine), internal felt skid plates and a plackard on the front tank saying "Outfitter Edition". The belly band offers a little extra protection against strikes to the chine. Of course, the added fabric and felt add some weight; typically a couple pounds.
Hayward Outfitters is the Factory Outlet Store for Wenonah Canoe. We sell their factory second quality canoes, factory demo's and previous year's overstock. Other than Factory Demo's, these are brand-new canoes; not used, unless stated otherwise. A factory second quality canoe is also called a Blem as it has some type of cosmetic blemish to it. The Blemish is not structural in any way. A factory second quality canoes come with a full factory warranty, less the blem. Every Blem canoe is different. The factory does not tell us what the Blem is. A "NOS" canoe is a brand-new first quality canoe built in a previous year and also comes with a full factory warranty. In the canoe/kayak world, the new year starts on August 1st. These canoes are a great buy if you can put up with a slight imperfection. If you are looking for a perfect current year, brand-new, first quality canoe, contact a Wenonah Canoe dealer near you.